Contributed by Kathleen Peck Probasco
Date: November 5 1915
Newspaper published in: Moscow, Idaho
Source: University of Idaho Library
Married at sixteen to her husband, Charles R. Little when he was of the age of twenty-seven and with three years of happy life, is one of the allegations found in a complaint filed this week in the district court by Fredereaka Little praying for a divorce from her husband, Charles R. Little. It was as long ago as March 4, 1890, and in Beru County, Illinois, that parties to the actions were made husband and wife. Forced by events and conditions to depart from wife and country, Mr. Little located on a homestead in what is now Lewis county. Later forgiveness and reconciliation brought the wife also to Idaho and to the aid of the husband in carving for them a home. Toil and industry rewarded them until they had accumulated, according to the allegations of the complaint, real estate to the worth of nearly $24,000.00, and unincumbered; besides personal property among which is mentioned 4000 bushels of grain in a warehouse at Winchester, Idaho. One of the reasons for bringing the divorce is cruel and inhuman treatment. Besides an adopted girl, now seven years old, the parties have a married daughter living at Winchester. G. Orr McMinimy is attorney for plaintiff.
Alleging nonsupport, idleness, profligacy and dissipation, Alyce Hawley has been compelled to institute an action for divorce in the district court against her husband, Phillip J. Hawley. Parties were married July 7, 1907, at Texarkana, Texas, and have one child, Robert Hawley, five years of age. Frank L. Moore is attorney for plaintiff.
Nels Oscar Bergquist, a native of Sweden, has filed his declaration to become a citizen (not hyphenated) [sic] of the United States of America with the clerk of the district court.
The federal court made five citizens of the United States Tuesday [November 2] by granting naturalization papers to Anthony A. Magac, an Austrian; Wm. Thiessen and August Weibeneit, both Germans; Herman Paulson and Hjalmer Benson of Sweden.
Ernest H. Farnham, a young man of 19 years passed away at 8:30 Thursday evening [November 4] in the home of his sister, Mrs. H.A. Odekirk, 116 Jackson street. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. E.H. Farnham of North Yakima, arrived before his death. He leaves also a brother, Clinton Farnham, and another sister, Mrs. C.A. Frost of North Yakima.
Ernest was employed in the Sullivan garage and his efficient services were greatly appreciated by Mr. Sullivan. During his residence here he made many friends among the business men of the city, and a large circle of acquaintances will mourn his departure.
The funeral will be conducted Saturday at 1:30 P.M. from the home of Mrs. H.A. Odekirk. The body will be shipped via the N.P.R.R. to North Yakima for burial. The family are well known and very highly esteemed in Moscow, having lived here for more than a year.
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